Companies today face two critical related — but not identical — challenges.
On the one hand, large organizations are driving a relentless, seemingly unending series of changes. From the introduction and adoption of new technologies to structural reorganizations to systematic process improvements, change is happening all the time. Companies with reputations for flawless execution possess the change management capabilities necessary to consistently deliver these initiatives on time, on budget, on strategy and with expected results.
On the other hand, companies are also being challenged to continually reinvent themselves: to not just adopt incremental changes, but fundamentally transform. The best performing companies are the ones who can achieve operational excellence through change management while simultaneously building and exercising the ability to evolve into something new.
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At Gagen MacDonald, we understand the critical importance of both change and transformation and are experts in both disciplines.
In change management, we have deep expertise. Our team includes consultants who have led change management teams within several Fortune 500 companies and multiple longtime leaders of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP).While we offer a bevy of planning templates and resources to assess, structure and sequence change management efforts, what makes our approach unique is the manner in which it integrates change communication, leadership and culture. It is only through the fusion of all of these entities that a truly human-centric approach can arise.
In transformation, we know that what fuels success is bigger, broader and more amorphous. While change can be managed, transformation can only be sparked. Transformations are not projects but movements. They occur when a diverse set of creative, inspired and passionate people with many backgrounds, viewpoints and interests come into contact with an irresistible idea and have the autonomy, liberty and encouragement to bring that idea to life in their own unique ways. To drive transformation, our experience has taught us that there are Three Things that Change Everything™: a compelling story, committed leaders and an intentional roadmap. When these simple but foundational elements are operating in harmony, both personal and organizational purpose come alive, clutter and contradiction are eliminated and the things that deplete us are replaced by the opportunities that await us.
Those that effectively lead both change and transformation will have the ability to execute with excellence today and outpace the forces of disruption that will shape their futures.